L. Rebecca Connell, LCSW • LCS 19814  |  5845 College Avenue, Suite 2 • Oakland, CA 94618  |  510-594-8224    
   Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Class -- wave photo copyright Reba Connell 2012


Stressed? in Pain?

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Class



Increase well-being and happiness and take back your health through meditation, gentle movement, and mindful communication.

Highly respected approach research-proven to reduce anxiety and pain.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is considered the gold standard of stress reduction by doctors and the tens of thousands of people who have benefited from this program worldwide. Students have reported:

  • better coping with stress
  • improved health
  • decreased pain
  • kinder communication

Who can benefit?

  • people with health conditions or anxiety
  • pregnant people
  • first responders
  • veterans
  • therapists and healthcare providers
  • professors and students
  • realtors and business owners
  • parents and retired people
  • LGBT and diverse ethnic communities
  • and you

Is it not a community service for you to be less irritated? If you don't send angry email, aren't we starting to contribute to a more peaceful world?

Reba Connell is known for her warmth, humor, and intelligence. She has completed several levels of study in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, including a professional training program under the direction of Dr. Saki Santorelli and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

27 CEUs for LCSWs, MFTs, LEPs, and LPCCs available.

Current Class:

Tuesdays 9–11:30 am,  through May 6, 2014 (no class April 15)

Class at Danspace in the beautiful Rockridge area, 473 Hudson Street, Oakland, California 94618. Wheelchair-accessible, near BART

Sunday retreat 9 am–4 pm, April 27, 2014 at Interplay/Body Wisdom, 2273 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

Please use unscented products and do not smoke before class for the health of others.

Bare feet or dance shoes only inside the studio. Please leave your street shoes in the changing room.

Generosity experiment:

$390 includes 27 class hours, 4 CDs, and manual.

For most students, please pay $390 (less than $15 per hour).

If you have comfortable resources, please consider $440–590 to help others to learn.

If you have lower income, consider $240–340.

If you do not have household income, give yourself a scholarship and consider $35–190. Your participation helps make our community.

Send check, name, and phone number to Center for Stress Reduction, 5845 College Ave. #2, Oakland, CA 94618.

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For information, call 510-594-8224.

If the class does not work for your schedule, or you’d like to get started on your practice now, click here to buy the practice CDs.

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